Community Calendar

Food For Kids Art Sale

Aug 2, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Smithville Farmer’s Market

Mark your calendars and join artists from Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour on Saturday, August 2, for their annual Food For Kids Art Sale that supports the DeKalb County School’s Backpack Program.

This eagerly anticipated event starts at 8 am on the 2nd at the Smithville Farmers Market.

Shoppers will have on an opportunity to purchase a wide range of handmade items at bargain prices including pottery, glass, original prints, silk scarves, handmade cards and more.

100 percent of the proceeds from the sale are used to purchase healthy food that children can open and eat without assistance.

Make plans to arrive at the sale early for the best selection and help the artists from the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour raise a record setting number of dollars for hungry children in our county.

For more information or to make a donation to the Backpack Program call: Claudia Lee, 615-536-5151 or Tim Hintz, 615-597-8770.

UT Extension Canning Classes Offered

Jul 22, 2014
6:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
UT Extension Office

The UT Extension office will be offering canning classes in July and August. Cost per class is $30 and covers all materials and supplies. The instructor for the classes will be UT Extension Agent Dr. April Martin. Classes to learn canning basics and how to use a water bath canner including making jams and jellies will be held on:

Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 – 9:00
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 – 9:00
Monday, August 11, 6:30 – 9:00
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 – 9:00

Classes to learn canning basics and how to use a pressure canner will be held:
Saturday, August 16, 9:00 – 12:00
Saturday August 16, 2:00 – 5:00

A minimum of 4 participants per class is required and payment must be received within 2 business days of the class.
For more information, call 597-4945. Fees can be paid at the UT Extension Office located in the DeKalb County Complex building.

Early Voting Begins Friday, July 18

Jul 18, 2014 to Aug 2, 2014

Early Voting begins Friday, July 18 for the August 7 election.

Because of the lengthy ballot, voters are encouraged to take advantage of early voting in order to avoid possible long lines at the polls on election day.

Voters are also urged to study the sample ballot in advance before coming to the polls. You can view the sample ballot by clicking the PDF link below:

DelalbTN-PG14-NewspaperTyposFixed.pdf (107.55 KB)

Early voting begins July 18 and the last day is August 2. All Early Voting will be in the first floor courtroom of the courthouse. The hours are as follows:
Mondays-- 1 6 p.m.
Tuesdays-- 9 am. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays-- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays-- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays-9.a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays- 9 a.m. to Noon

Locally, voters will be electing a Sheriff, Road Supervisor, General Sessions Judge, County Mayor, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, and Trustee along with all fourteen county commissioners, five school board members, and three persons to fill vacant constable positions.

In the 13th Judicial District, voters will elect five judges, a District Attorney General, and a District Public Defender.

Smithville and Dowelltown will be having municipal elections August 7. In Smithville a mayor and two aldermen will be elected. Three aldermen will be elected in Dowelltown.

Across the state, Democrats and Republicans will be choosing party nominees for Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representatives (Congressmen), State Senators, and State Representatives, along with State Executive Committeemen and women. Primary winners will face off in the November Tennessee General Election.

Voters in August also will be asked whether or not to retain several state judges

DeKalb School Registration July 31

Jul 31, 2014
7:45 a.m.
DeKalb County Schools

DeKalb County Schools will re-open with registration for all students on Thursday, July 31. That will be an abbreviated school day from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Friday, August 1 will be an administrative day for teachers only.

The first full day of school for all students will be Monday, August 4.

Northside Elementary School will be having "Meet your Teacher Night" for second and third grade students and their parents on Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Parents/students who attend and complete all paperwork will not return to school until Monday, August 4th.

Kindergarten Open House at Smithville Elementary School will be Monday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. All students who pre-registered for kindergarten at Smithville Elementary are invited to meet their teacher and complete the rest of their registration paperwork on Monday evening, July 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families who attend this event will NOT need to come back on registration day, Thursday, July 31.

Freshmen orientation will be Monday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at DCHS . New students to the county at DCHS may pre-register from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30. That is not for incoming freshmen. Only new students to the county entering DCHS.

Sixth grade orientation at DeKalb Middle School will be Tuesday, July 29 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for students with a last name beginning with the letters "A" through "K" and from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for students with a last name beginning with the letters "L" to "Z".

The annual First Day of School Education Celebration will be Thursday, July 31 starting at 6:30 p.m. on the public square.

According to the 2014-15 school calendar, a system wide in-service day will be Monday, July 28

All teachers will report to their individual schools on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and July 30


2014 15 Academic Calendar.pdf (139.97 KB)

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up

Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Fair

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up

Time:Monday Night July 21
6:30 -7:30 pm Muddy Water Band
7:45 - UNTIL Prospertity Baptist Youth Group

Tuesday Night July 22
6:30 - 7:30 pm Bryan Keith
7:45 - 8:45 pm Steve Quick & Friends

Wednesday Night July 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm Meredith McClanahan
7:45 - 8:45 pm Donny Barthelemy

Thursday Night July 24
6:30 - 7:30 pm Reily Kelly
7:45 - 8:45 pm Terri Lynn Weaver

Friday Night July 25
6:30 - Until Karaoke Night
No Rap , Radio Edit Only
Max 1 Instrument or 2 Vocal Mikes and 2 Instruments Max.
7.45 pm -until Pickin Friends

Saturday Night July 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm.Mid State Cloggers
7:45-8:45 pm. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers

Pot Luck Dinner and Auction

Aug 2, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Belk Community Center

A Pot Luck Dinner and Auction will be held at the Belk Community Center on Saturday, August 2. Serving starts at 5:00 p.m. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go to the upkeep of the center.

Summer Stars Cheer Camp

Jul 28, 2014 to Jul 30, 2014
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Infinity Athletics

Summer Stars Cheer Camp!!!

July 28-30th from 9am – 12noon
Ages 6-12

$50 per camper
**Each camper will receive a T-shirt and Trophy!!!**

Come have fun and learn how to do motions, jumps, tumble and stunt like an All-Star! Everything learned will be put together into an awesome all-star routine for friends and family on Wednesday, July 30th at 11:50am

*Sign up by Thursday, July 17th 6pm*

Kidnation Talent Showcase

Jul 24, 2014
Lions Club Pavilion

Kidnation Talent Showcase
The DeKalb County Fair announces its new event “Kidnation Talent Showcase” to be held at the Lions Club Pavilion July 24 following the baby show. The showcase is a non-judged event allowing all youth up to age 18 to showcase their talents. Applications are available at The event is free of entry fee.

L.B.J. & C. Accepting Applications for Head Start

Mar 9, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Smithville Head Start Center

L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.

For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.


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